Week of     
 October 6, 2014     
In this Update
Coaches Clinic
SCM Championships
Monthly Pacific Masters Meeting
Breaststroke Clinic
Pacific Annual Meeting
Club Renewal
Call for Service and Achievment Award Nominations
Request for Bids
Important Reminder
From the Editor
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In this issue you will find information on upcoming pool events, clinics, the Pacific Annual Meeting as well as other information of interest to the local adult swimming community.


Stay fit,

The Pacific Masters Swimming Committee 

Coaches Clinic
Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9

In conjunction with the Annual Meeting at St. Mary's College, Pacific
 Masters is hosting a two-day coaches clinic in Lafayette and Moraga. Top coaches and speakers from around the region will present contemporary topics on teaching, training, technique, technology and business opportunities. The cost of the clinic is $25 for Pacific Masters coaches and $50 for those outside the LMSC. Space will be limited, so save the date and plan on attending this informational and educational seminar.
[Information and Registration]

Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 10-12

The Pacific Masters Short Course Meters Championships will be held October 10-12 at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center, Heather Farm, Walnut Creek. This is one of the premiere meets of the season and is held in a six lane deep water pool. Entries are now closed, however relays can be deck-entered.

October Pacific Masters Meeting
Wednesday, October 15

All Pacific Masters members are welcome participate in our conference call meeting taking place at 7 pm. The call in number is 1-866-212-0875 and our passcode is 5176157. For questions or further information please contact Charlene O'Brien, Administrator. [contact]

Breaststroke Clinic for Coaches and Swimmers

Sunday, October 19th 

Led by Coach Cokie Lepinski, Symnut Masters (2014 USMS Coach of the Year) and Tom Ruedy, San Mateo Masters (2013 Pacific Masters Coach of the Year), Pacific Masters Swimming is offering a clinic to cover all the intricacies of this most unique stroke.


The clinic at the San Mateo Athletic Club, 1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, includes classroom video presentations on the stroke and turn followed by an in-pool session with breaststroke drills and easy laps. The clinic is free to Pacific Masters coaches.There is a $35 charge for swimmers.

coaches and swimmers must be USMS registered. To register for the clinic as a coach, contact Cokie Lepinski at To register for the clinic as a swimmer, contact Tom Reudy at[Information]
6th Annual Brute Squad Postal Swim
November 1-30
Davis Aquatic Masters once again sponsors the Brute Squad Postal Swim. Swim in your own pool. Start the clock. Swim a 200 fly, then a 400 I.M, and then follow that up with a 1650 free. Stop the clock and get your total time. Are you ready? Go! [Registration]

Annual Meeting and Celebration

Sunday, November 9  

Pacific Masters will host its 4th Annual Meeting and Celebration on Sunday, November 9th, at St. Mary's College in Moraga.  A coached workout, a coach's multimedia presentation on technique, a catered lunch, a keynote address by Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion Anthony Ervin, and an enlightening review of Pacific Masters in 2014 will be included on the day's agenda.  It's free for all members and $20 for guests. [RSVP] 

2015 Club Renewal
October 1-31

October is club renewal month! Existing clubs must re-register for 2015 before any member registers with their club. Members may re-register starting Nov. 1st which means there are only 24 more days left! [Club Registration] 

Call for Service and Achievement Award Nominations

Deadline: Wednesday, October 15

Each year Pacific Masters Swimming honors its volunteers with our service awards. At the annual meeting in November, we will award our Appreciation Award, the Nancy Ridout Distinguished Service Award, and our most prestigious volunteer award, the Contributor of the Year Award. The Personal Achievement Award recognizing significant individual swimming
achievements is also presented at the annual meeting. Please consider nominating a person or group who you think deserves recognition by sending your nomination to the chairman at

A description of the awards and selection criteria may be found in the
Pacific Masters Administrative Handbook. Nominations will be considered at the October Pacific Masters Committee meeting and are due by October 15.

Request for Bids

Wednesday, October 15

Bids are now being accepted for the Pacific Masters Swimming 2015 event schedule. Bids should be received by October 15. [Pool Bids]  [Open Water Bids

Important Reminder

USMS Registration

At the August board meeting it was proposed and accepted that all Pacific Masters POOL MEET swimmers must be registered on the USMS data base for the competition year. USMS registration is required PRIOR to swimming in a pool event. This does not eliminate same-day entries, but it does require the swimmer to be electronically signed up with USMS before entering on the day of the meet. This can be electronically done at home before leaving for the meet, in the parking lot at the meet, or off to the side of the pool before entering the meet. This includes RELAY ONLY swimmers. With the advent of computers, iPads and smart phones, registering electronically with USMS is easy and instantaneous. The elimination of same-day USMS paper registrations will greatly reduce many of the problems which arise in obtaining correct meet results.           

From the Editor

Our thoughts go out to the USF Master Club, their members and coach, Valerie Boreyko, who recently lost two of their members. Dan Osborne and Richard Schomburg recently passed away and will be missed. The swimming community sends our condolences to their family and friends.

Disclaimer: Receipt of this correspondence is not an indication that your membership in USMS or Pacific Masters Swimming is current. To check if your membership is current, please follow [this link].